Biofuels and Biodiversity: Principles for Creating Better Policies for Biofuel Production

  title={Biofuels and Biodiversity: Principles for Creating Better Policies for Biofuel Production},
  author={Martha Groom and Elizabeth M. Gray and Patricia A. Townsend},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
Abstract:  Biofuels are a new priority in efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels; nevertheless, the rapid increase in production of biofuel feedstock may threaten biodiversity. There are general principles that should be used in developing guidelines for certifying biodiversity‐friendly biofuels. First, biofuel feedstocks should be grown with environmentally safe and biodiversity‐friendly agricultural practices. The sustainability of any biofuel feedstock depends on good growing practices… 

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